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Destination wedding costs adding up! Not cheap anymore! Private reception? DJ?

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#1 tereandren

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    Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

    Hello everyone,


    I am getting married in April 2012 at the RIU rivera maya.  I am starting to get concerned because all the costs are adding up.  We have 50+ people coming and a pretty wild group so a DJ is a must.  Its costing 50 per heard for a reception at Chilis (part of my group is not into meat so botofogo is not an option) and 1200 approx for a DJ-the costs seem to be adding up and we could have gotten married in Boston at this rate! I guess our idea of saving money on the wedding went out the window.  I dont want to sit at a semi private dinner crammed in a room with no music for our guests.  Also we cannot eat until 8:45pm which is not great either. 


    Also do they close the entire place for your guests during a private reception?  Chilis seems like a big place for 50 people! Anyone have an opinion on the private recepton aspect?  We cannot even do a cocktail hour with food because they charge per person for that too! Its all inclusive-makes no sense!


    I am hoping someone can give me insight on what they recommend since I feel nervous. 


    Thank you,


    #2 starchild



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      Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

      Hi!  If you don't get any responses try scouring existing RIU Riviera Maya threads.  This may help:


      RIU RM Palace Brides??


      Happy planning!





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